United Utilities Group PLC (LON:UU) dropped 0% during trading on Friday . The company traded as low as GBX 803 ($10.75) and last traded at GBX 806.50 ($10.80). Approximately 3,584,144 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 51% from the average daily volume of 2,380,000 shares. The stock had previously closed at GBX 806.50 ($10.80).

UU has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. Deutsche Bank reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a GBX 930 ($12.45) price objective on shares of United Utilities Group in a research note on Tuesday, November 7th. Macquarie dropped their price objective on shares of United Utilities Group from GBX 1,040 ($13.93) to GBX 963 ($12.90) and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday, August 31st. Credit Suisse Group reaffirmed an “underperform” rating and set a GBX 850 ($11.38) price objective on shares of United Utilities Group in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. Barclays reaffirmed an “equal weight” rating on shares of United Utilities Group in a research note on Tuesday, November 14th. Finally, HSBC cut shares of United Utilities Group to a “hold” rating and dropped their price objective for the stock from GBX 1,000 ($13.39) to GBX 900 ($12.05) in a research note on Friday, November 17th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. United Utilities Group currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of GBX 958.11 ($12.83).

The business also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, February 1st. Investors of record on Thursday, December 21st will be paid a GBX 13.24 ($0.18) dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 21st. This represents a yield of 1.68%.

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About United Utilities Group

United Utilities Group PLC is a water company. The Company, through its subsidiary, United Utilities Water Limited (United Utilities Water), manages the regulated water and wastewater network in the North West of England, providing services to around seven million people and businesses. It owns over 55,000 hectares of land around its reservoirs.

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